Personal Trainer Patrick Curry is learning how to breathe life into someone using his own. Curry says, "You never know what you're going to need it. There's always a one in 100 chance or 1,000 you will need it. It's better to be safe than sorry." That's why Patrick is taking the American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resucitation Class or CPR.
"With this training, they'll know what first steps they need to do, how they need to act to quickly help that person to save lives," says Tim Hill, Director of Disaster Services for American Red Cross in Lubbock. He says the students will learn when to recognize an emergency. Hill says, "The only time a person would use CPR is if a person is not breathing and has no pulse."
The class will teach students how to peform CPR on infants, children and adults. And it's those basic skills that can make CPR the easiest way to save a life. Hill says, "It's the easiet way a person or bystander, a friend of a victim and someone just waking up to an accident can help without advanced medical training or advanced equipment."
CPR certification courses are offered at the American Red Cross each week for $45. To register call (806) 765-8534 or ( click here )to learn more.